New Orleans, otherwise known as ‘Big Easy’, is located along the Mississippi River in the south-eastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. They are best known for their annual celebrations, festivals and parties, especially Mardi Gras. Apart from their exciting party and nightlife, there are plenty of senior-friendly activities in New Orleans.
National World War II Museum
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans tells the story of the war that changed the world. It has a variety of temporary and permanent exhibitions, including letters and weapons from the war, recruitment posters, films on the war and more artifacts. It is a place rich in history and suitable for all generations to visit to understand the price of freedom. The museum offers a discount for seniors, as well as a two-day package.
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour
If you and your loved one are feeling up for an adventure, you can embark on the swamp boat ride and oak alley plantation tour. The full-day trip consists of a boat ride through the privately owned Louisiana Swamp, offering you the opportunity for close encounters with the different plantations and wildlife. On top of the beautiful scenic views, the local Cajun captains also share personal tales of their swamp explorations and interesting facts about the flora and fauna. The trip also includes the Oak Alley experience – a guided tour of the plantation home and many photo opportunities!
The French Quarter, otherwise known as the Vieux Carré, is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. It is also home to Jackson Square. This historic area housing stunning architecture, gourmet restaurants and bars, is bustling with life with its street-performed music and other entertainment. There are also plenty of beautiful shops offering local products, such as jewelry, clothing and antiques. This is the best place for you to soak up the local culture with your loved one. Ideally, you would want to visit this place on the weekdays with your loved one, as it can get rather crowded on weekends.
Jackson Square, formerly known as ‘Place d’Armes’ in the 18th century, was renamed to honor the former U.S. President Andrew Jackson. He was the soldier responsible for helping the U.S. win the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Apart from housing the beautiful and famous statue of Jackson on his horse, Jackson Square is also home to many historical buildings and local works of art, such as the St. Louis Cathedral and the Presbytere and Cabildo.
Retirement Community at SummerHouse Vista Shores
Located on the shores of Bayou St. John, SummerHouse Vista Shores is a recognized retirement community offering two senior living options – Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our assisted living is ideal for those who prefer independent living, but require some assistance with daily living activities. Our memory care is specialized to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, forms of dementia, or other memory-related conditions.
To book a visit and guided tour, please feel free to contact us or call us at 504-308-0747.